Tag Archives: Billy Van

70s Spots: Colt 45 ‘Dirt Drop’ & Schlitz ‘Ship Captain’ (1973)

“If unique is what you seek…” A pair of quality 1973 drinkin’ spots on-tap today. Both of these made me smile and I hope they do the same for you. First, comedian Billy Van is back for Colt 45 Malt … Continue reading

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70s Spots (Winter Holidays): Colt 45 With Redd Foxx & Billy Van (1976)

“A completely unique experience.” The winter holiday fun continues now with an awesome commercial rescued from obscurity by the ‘Disco. It’s Redd Foxx and Billy Van riding muscle cars and snow jumping for Colt 45. Oh, yes! The spot aired … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Colt 45 ‘Jaws’ (Billy Van, 1976)

“A completely unique experience.” During Jaws‘ popularity explosion, Colt 45 produced this spot for their long-running series of commercials featuring comedian, Billy Van. The spot was produced in 1975 and this one aired in January of ’76. Don’t drink the … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #494: Colt 45 ‘Hockey’ (Billy Van, 1972)

“One thing stands out as a completely unique experience – Colt 45 Malt Liquor.” Today, it’s 1972 and we have a spot for Colt 45 Malt Liquor on-tap. In this November ’72 commercial, Canadian comedian, Billy Van braves a hockey … Continue reading

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